Category Archives: Council and democracy

Calderdale Council has successfully defended the adoption of its Local Plan from a legal challenge at the High Court. A three hour hearing took place on 26 April 2024 before the Honourable Mr Justice Fordham at the High Court in Leeds. The 11 page judgement, which was handed down on 17 May 2024, confirms that… read more … about Council welcomes High Court judgement>>

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Children and young people who are supported by Calderdale Council feel safe and genuinely cared for, and have opportunities to thrive, become independent and achieve their ambitions. This is just some of the praise Ofsted gave the Council in its inspection of Children and Young People’s Services in February 2024. Inspectors rated the Council ‘good’… read more … about Children in Calderdale are safe and cared for, says Ofsted report>>

Members of the Council's children and young people's service with Cabinet Member Cllr Adam Wilkinson and the Chief Executive, Robin Tuddenham

Voters in Calderdale may be in a different ward at the next local election, following a review of electoral arrangements in the borough by the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC). The LGBC has published its final recommendations for changes to council ward boundaries in Calderdale, to create ‘electoral equality’ where the number of electors per… read more … about Review recommends changes to ward boundaries in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale Council has furthered its commitment to supporting young people leaving care, by recognising care experience as a protected characteristic. Calderdale Council is responsible for the care of young people who cannot safely remain with their families. This corporate parenting role is something the Council takes very seriously and it does all it can to… read more … about Demonstrating our commitment to those leaving care>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council’s commitment to health and safety is being recognised as part of the 2023 annual report, which is being presented to the Council’s Cabinet. Health and safety is at the heart of the wide range of services provided by the Council, and the safety of local people, employees, clients and contractors is taken very… read more … about Taking action on health and safety>>

Cllr Silvia Dacre outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council may need to save £11 million in the next financial year according to a forecast which will be considered at the next meeting of the Cabinet in November.  The Medium Term Financial Plan is updated annually and represents the starting point for setting the Council’s budget for 2024-2025, which will be agreed at… read more … about Planning ahead for a sustainable budget>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

On Sunday 12 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and events are taking place across Calderdale to mark this important occasion. To coincide with the launch of the national Royal British Legion’s 2023 Poppy Appeal, Calderdale Council has announced plans for this year’s Remembrance, with the Council hosting a full Remembrance Sunday… read more … about Remembrance in Calderdale>>


News Release from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Calderdale. The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 12 week consultation on the proposals will run until 22 January 2024. The Commission is the independent… read more … about Have your say on a new political map for Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council>>

Proposed ward boundaries in Calderdale

Fourteen Calderdale Council employees have been recognised for a combined total of over 350 years of service at an event at Halifax Town Hall on Thursday 26 October. The Council’s Long Service Award ceremony celebrated staff who have worked at the Council for over 25 years. The ceremony was hosted by the Deputy Mayor of… read more … about Celebrating over 350 years of service at Calderdale Council>>

Long service award employees at Halifax Town Hall